From the monthly archives:

January 2009

Ghost in the Machine

January 25, 2009

For years, my fuel economy has been going down. The first car I ever owned was an ’87 Geo Spectrum. You never heard of it? Neither has anyone else. It was a re-badged Isuzu I-mark, a no-frills compact with a 5-speed and a 1.5l engine. It also got 47 miles per gallon. Now I have [...]

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Heat Sink for Open Source EV Motor Controller

January 21, 2009

My little contribution to the Open Source EV Motor Controller project. I just happened to have the perfect heat sink for the controller, so off it goes in the mail! If you are interested in helping support Open Source DIY electric vehicles, please consider a PayPal contribution using the DONATE button to the right. Thanks, [...]

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Getting Off Gas – 3 – Mercedes Diesel start

January 21, 2009

Continuing my quest to get off gasoline, I am finally able to actually get the Mercedes started! I got the block heater figured out, and it works great now! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it [...]

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Electric car wash!

January 20, 2009

Is it smart to run an electric car through a car wash?I’m not sure, but the car was really salty and dirty, so I got the deluxe wash, including the “Underbody Blast!” Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace share via Reddit Share with [...]

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Ford Model T – 100 Years Later

January 16, 2009

With all of our thought about cars nowadays, it’s always good to look back through history a bit. The Model T Ford was groundbreaking – it changed the automobile industry like no other vehicle ever has. There is still a Model T that runs around my neighborhood regularly. I still haven’t been able to track [...]

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